In terms of networking, performance management is the configuration and measurement of network traffic for the purpose of providing a consistent and predictable level of service. Performance management involves monitoring the network activity and adjusting network design and/or configuration in order to improve its performance and traffic handling. Performance measurement can help identify the following:
Normal baseline network performance (for comparing to perceived “bad” network behavior)
Current or potential utilization problems
Slow response time
Application, server, and network availability
Optimum data transfer times
Performance measurement can be broken into two categories: performance monitoring and performance ...